Why is it so easy
to give into our fears,
insecurities and doubts?

The way they have
become habits that
undermine our strengths.

When did we give up
our space to things
we challenged?

When did we loose sight
of who we are,
were and can be?

We need to turn
the shadows
into dreams

that will become
this new reality
we can create

as the place
we will
call home.


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. Janet prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers. A lot. Her column appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.